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Jan 23, 2013 3:00am PST
want to shut down the government. so, it looks like republicans are fighting among themselves. so this debate is already underway in the republican party. >> yeah. the. >> the president understands this. that combined with the 332 electoral votes he got, i think he is in a stronger -- i think he is in a stronger position now than he has been probably in four years. so he has less incentive now to be mr. nice than he has in quite some time. i think we are seeing that. >> right. i was going to say, i think we see that he senses that as well. >> yeah. >> he feels that he is projecting it. i don't know whether -- i forget whether you were there the day he announced his measures on gun violence for example. >> yeah. >> that was straight o here is what we are going to do. whereas before on so many issues, they might say, you and i both heard robert gibbs and jay carney say we can't push for that because congress has to do it and we don't have the votes if congress. da-da. the assault weapons ban, right thing to do. join the conversation, 866-55-press, very important questions now about the d
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Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
discriminate. we want every institution -- they also want the government to discriminate -- but they want every other institution and every other organization to discriminate as well. you know what? not the boy scout's job. absolutely. so i commend the boy scouts for at least opening the door to this. but i think it is a big mistake to say okay, on the national level, we're going to say it's okay for gays, gay scouts and gay scout leaders. but on the local level, you can continue to discriminate. you can continue to close the door. you can continue to say that among boy scouts, homosexuality is a sin. you know what it's like? it's like saying okay, slavery is wrong but you can still do it in mississippi if that's what you want, right? didn't we kind of go through this kind of logic here at one time? you know? that's why you have the supreme court. that's why national policies. it is either right or it's wrong. if it's right then everybody ought to abide by that policy. if it's wrong you shouldn't be able to do it in one state but not in another state. >> that's a good point. this is
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> root meets television "the bill press show" now on current tv. >> it's 26 minutes after the hour. here we go. the inaugust ray day and martin luther king day both celebrating, causes for celebration here in our nation's capitol. it's the full court press this monday morning. we have the whole team here as always plus clinton yates from the washington post express as our guest. and friend of bill. alongside the president taking the oath of office susan salmi writes, among blacks pride is mixed with expectations for obama. what do you find in the frern african-american community for this largely african-american city? are people pleased with
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
government" ... i want to have that conversation. really? you know i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ music ] >> this is "the bill press show" >> bill: we have been talking about the filibuster, the lack of filibuster reform that we were going to see in the united states senate because harry reid sold out to mitch mcconnell. bernie sanders voting against it said this is a step forward, but -- these changes are a step forward but they are not enough. senator sanders in his statement yesterday pointing out that when lyndon johnson was majority leader, there was one filibuster during that time under mitch mcconnell mcconnell. there have been 390. that just shows the abuse of the filibuster. >> that's an important issue. again, we will post the names of the democrats who went along with harry reid on this and refused to change the filibuster. but another big issue -- talk about this is another kind of procedural issue that's not getting as much attention as it deserves but n mil highsheiser has been looking at
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Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
government. >> federal government is on unscheduled leave today. >> bill: get out of here. >> unscheduled leave or telework. >> you overestimate -- >> bill: that's ridiculous. i didn't even have to put on my snow boots this morning. just regular -- >> a lot of schools are on a two-hour delay. >> bill: weenies. >> i will give a shout out -- we complain it is cold here. a shout out to our brothers and sisters in ithaca, new york. i spent five years of my life there. >> bill: five years to get through college? >> no. four and i worked there for a year. i worked at the radio group. great place. negative 1 degree for the high there yesterday. negative 1. >> bill: yesterday it was up in -- >> mid teens here. >> bill: yeah but something -- damn it, what was it on the news last night. oh, i know, it was a ski resort in maine or new hampshire -- >> oh, i heard about this. >> bill: closed because it was too cold to ski. it was minus 27 degrees. >> holy cow! >> bill: never heard of it, too dold ski. wow. so -- >> i'll take what we've got. >> bill: who would have thunk it. who knew. james taylor did
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
. i looked i saw two-hour delay delay federal government but bill press show, still on time not two hours late. >> that's right. never delayed. damn it t team press. they were already here. >> i salted the road for bill. >> chains on your tires so you could drive in. >> wouldn't that be something if we could have a two-hour delay in a snowstorm. must be nice. >> sipcyprian boulding made it in from bowie? >> didn't even need an umbrella. it's sleeting in the nation's capitol, expected to get worse. the first little sign of any inclimatewealth, this city cannot handle it. >> rain with a possibility of phrase, cancelled or delayed. federal government announced two hour delay. >> a lot of schools on a delay. we had not much snow at all on friday. did hadn't come yet. and we got an e-mail saying they were letting him out of school two and a half hours early. >> ridiculous. >> we didn't get an inch >> bill: a bunch of weanies "saturday night live" every once in a what i mean comes up with something memorable. i was going to check it out this morning. seth myers, of course, with a weekend
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
about what the role of government and he said that's not -- we can have that little debate but that's no substitute for action. >> obama: progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time. but it does require us to act in our time. >> bill: that's it. that was it. that's what that -- address yesterday, i started to call a sermon really was. was all about. the president says that is our role. that's what we believe. if we really believe in the constitution, then he went on, we'll talk more about this. we've got to do something. about poverty. we have to do something about the disadvantaged. we have to do something about seniors and social security and medicare and medicaid. we've got to do something about gay rights. the first time any president's ever mentioned that. he came out and said if we really believe in that constitution, we shouldn't be debating gay rights because the constitution says we're all equal. and that includes the right to love each other and have that love be recognized. same-sex marriage in an inaugural a
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